COCHRAN, Georgia (MGSC RELEASE) - Middle Georgia State College's football club has finished their regular season with a perfect 10-0 record and have held the number 1 ranking in the National Club Football Association (NCFA) for 8 straight weeks. They will host the South Atlantic Conference Championship game on Saturday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at Bleckley County High Stadium in Cochran, GA. A win will put them in the NCFA National Championship game on December 7 in Salem, VA.
The Knights are led by second year coach Dustan Jump who led the team to the Intercollegiate Club Football Federation (ICFF) Championship in 2012, the program's first year. In the first year at Middle Georgia State College the team has rolled off 10 straight wins including three prep schools who each have players that will be playing at NCAA Division I schools next year.
The team has many players that came to the program this year with the opportunity to play and are not being looked at by other colleges to come play the 2014 season at the DI or DII level. The Knights are loaded with area and Georgia talent. Below are some of the team leaders and their schools:
QB Kiontai Button, McIntosh County Academy, 100 for 188, 1345 yards, 16 TD, 7 Int, 63 carries for 370 yards and 6 TD
RB Ricardo Lyons, Mary Persons HS, 97 carries for 970 yards, 14 TD, 13 rec for 202 yards, 1 TD
WR Quez Mahoganey, Wilcox County HS, 28 receptions for 543 yards and 11 TD
WR Kwamaine Outlaw, Wilcox County HS, 24 rec for 406 yards and 3 TD
OT Antonio Girtman, Bleckley County HS
C Billy Stephens, Mary Persons HS
OT Tony Jenkins, Lanier County HS
DE Dominique Jordan, Camden County HS, 45 tackles, 17 sacks, 3 forced fumbles
NT/DE Monty Wright, Radford HS (Honolulu, HI), 65 tackles, 11 sacks
DE Miguel Carmona, III, Howard HS, 22 tackles, 7 sacks, fumble recovery
LB Qunitavious Martin, Manchester HS, 59 tackles, 9 sacks, 1 forced fumble
LB Baylon Stone, Glen Hills High (Augusta), 36 tackles, fumble recovery
DB Ken Hughes, Bleckley County HS, 24 tackles, 7 Ints for 139 yards, 1 TD
DB Marcus Brown, Dodge County HS, 4 Ints for 158 yards
P Morris Wright, West Laurens HS, 32.69 average on 13 punts, Long 45, 11 receptions for 156 yards, 1 TD
K Brayton Smith, Dublin HS, FG Long 32, 31 of 35 on XP, Average Kickoff inside 5
PR Arrico Ogletree, Mary Persons HS, 11 returns for 200 yards and 2 TD
The Knights are now poised to take the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) title for the second straight year and will play one of three teams depending on other conference matchups this coming weekend. Come support the Knights at 3 p.m. at Bleckley County High Stadium at 242 E Dykes St in Cochran Saturday. Admission is free for MGSC students, faculty, and staff. Kids 10 & under are free and all others are $5 for general admission.
Visit www.ihigh.com/mgsknights for information about football and all other sports at Middle Georgia State College.